International Journal of Fog Computing (IJFC)

International Journal of Fog Computing (IJFC)

Editors-in-Chief: Sam Goundar (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) and Kashif Munir (National College of Business Administration & Economics, Pakistan)
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2018
ISSN: 2572-4908|EISSN: 2572-4894|DOI: 10.4018/IJFC


Fog Computing is an emerging area of research that expands mobile cloud computing services to satisfy customer’s requirements between the devices and cloud. Current cloud computing architecture has been reported as unsuitable for the Internet of Things (IoT) where sensors and actuators are embedded in physical objects that are linked to the Internet through wired and wireless networks. Billions of devices now being connected (IoT) produce terabytes of data daily that need a better infrastructure for dissemination, data mining and analytics (Big Data). Fog Computing works in conjunction with cloud computing to tackle these challenges and optimizes the efficient use of all resources. The International Journal of Fog Computing (IJFC) through its publication aims to provide an international forum for researchers to discuss and address these challenges and propose innovative solutions, products, theories and concepts for seamless future computing infrastructures.

Topics Covered

  • Access control mechanism in fog computing
  • Authentication, auditing, and accountability in fog computing
  • Business models for fog computing
  • Case studies and theories in fog computing
  • Current and future standardization for fog computing
  • Cyber-physical security of fog devices
  • Data confidentiality in fog devices
  • Data management in distributed fog computing environments
  • Data-centric approaches to fog computing
  • Data-flow modelling and management in fog
  • Deployment and optimization of fog computing
  • Design tool for fog computing
  • Fog business
  • Fog computing and open source
  • Fog computing applications
  • Fog computing architecture
  • Fog computing architecture, infrastructure, and platforms
  • Fog computing discovery, consolidation, and synchronization
  • Fog computing economics
  • Fog computing heterogeneity, scalability, and energy efficiency
  • Fog computing location-based services, presence, availability, and locality
  • Fog computing management
  • Fog computing management tools and services
  • Fog computing performance, SLA management, and enforcement
  • Fog computing services and solutions
  • Fog data storage and file systems
  • Fog service architectures
  • Fog-based parallel processing
  • Fog-cloud interactions and enabling protocols
  • Fog-to-cloud interfaces and protocols
  • Information-centric fog models
  • Interactions between the fog and the cloud
  • Load balancing and service selection in fog computing
  • Location privacy in fog computing
  • Maintenance and management of fog systems and services
  • Middleware for fog computing infrastructures
  • Mobility and connectivity for fog computing
  • Network function virtualization for fog computing
  • New applications for the fog environment
  • Privacy-enhanced technologies for fog applications
  • Programming models and toolkits for fog computing
  • Quality of service (QoS) for fog computing
  • Resource management and provisioning in fog computing
  • Secure outsourcing computation of fog devices
  • Security and privacy for fog computing
  • Service-oriented architecture in fog computing
  • Software-defined networking for fog computing
  • Technologies for supporting fog computing
  • Virtualization in fog computing
  • Virtualization on platforms in the fog computing

Mission and Scope

The primary objective of the International Journal of Fog Computing (IJFC) is to be a primary forum for researchers and practitioners to disseminate the evolving theory and practice related to fog computing, providing comprehensive coverage and understanding in its management, technological, business, organizational and use dimensions. The secondary objective of this journal is a thorough examination of Fog Computing with respect to issues of management, architecture, deployment, application, governance, trust, privacy, security, interoperability and access. The mission of the International Journal of Fog Computing (IJFC) is to provide opportunities for investigation, discussion, dissemination and exchange of ideas in relation to Fog Computing internationally across the widest spectrum of scholarly and practitioner opinions to promote theoretical, empirical and comparative research on problems confronting all the stakeholders. The International Journal of Fog Computing (IJFC) envisions itself as the premier journal for all Fog Computing related publications and as a journal that will continue to publish quality peer-reviewed research papers and take it consideration all future technological trends and development of Fog Computing.

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Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Mostafa Ghobaei-Arani, Islamic Azad University, Iran, Islamic Republic Of ORCID
Brij Gupta, National Institute of Technology,Kurukshetra, India
Milind Sathye, University of Canberra, Australia
Associate Editors
Sanjay Ahuja, University of North Florida, United States
Akashdeep Bhardwaj, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, India ORCID
Gebeyehu Gebremeskel, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia
Lawan Mohammed, University of Hafr Al Batin, Saudi Arabia
Jiaan Zeng, Electronic Arts Inc., United States
Editorial Review Board
Safawi Abdul Rahman, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Rabindra Barik, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, India ORCID
Manoj Devare, Amity University Mumbai, India ORCID
Harishchandra Dubey, University of Texas, Dallas, USA, United States ORCID
Said El Kafhali, Hassan 1st University, Morocco ORCID
Iman El Mir, Hassan 1st University, Morocco
Armando Fandango, UCF, United States
Rossitza I. Goleva, Assistant Professor, Bulgaria ORCID
Jyoti Grover, Manipal University Jaipur, India
Abdelkrim HAQIQ, Laboratory of Computer Science, Network, Mobility and Modeling FST, Hassan 1er University, Morocco
Danny Yuxing Huang, Princeton University, United States
Catalin Leordeanu, University Politehnica Bucharest, Romania
Philip Moore, Lanzhou University, United Kingdom ORCID
Amin Nezarat, Payame Noor University, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Sudhansu Patra, Kalinga Institute Of Industrial Technology, Deemed tobe University, India ORCID
Dusan Ramljak, Temple University, United States
Suneeta Sathye, University of Canberra, Australia
Sugam Sharma, Iowa State University, United States
Mohammad Shojafar, United Kingdom ORCID
Shigeki Sugiyama, (retired) Independent Researcher, Japan ORCID
Ashish Tiwari, NIT Kurukshetra, India ORCID


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Editor's Name: Dr. Sam Goundar
Editor's Affiliation: Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
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Editor's Name: Dr. Kashif Munir
Editor's Affiliation: National College of Business Administration & Economics, Pakistan
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